Food safety standards in the fresh produce supply chain: advantages and disadvantages

M. Uyttendaele, L. Jacxsens, S. Van Boxstael, K. Kirezieva, P. Luning

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Abstract

Food safety standards in the fresh produce supply chain are discussedin view of the outcomes of a European Union Directorates General (EU DG)Research project FP7 Veg-i-Trade ‘Impact of climate change and internationaltrade on the safety of fresh produce’. Various standards are outlined and theirrole in the international (global) trade of fresh produce to guarantee hygiene andsafety (related to both microbiological and chemical hazards) of fresh producealong the supply chain is addressed. Stringent food safety requirements, of bothlegislative and private nature, are identifi ed as important bottlenecks to gainaccess to the high value EU market. The challenges of translating the setrequirements into a food safety management system are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in microbial food safety
PublisherElsevier
Pages379-405
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781782421078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
PublisherElsevier
Number275

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